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to dougy. we have all become well-versed in the michelle obama of first ladyhood. it didn't follow the hillary clinton model putting her ivy league degrees behind promoting policy or the traditional model of first ladies who, let's face it, have tended not to move around so much. michelle obama has carved out a unique way of being first lady, simply being herself. remember her official white house photo. what you might most recall about it are, two things unlike any portrait of any first lady before and after. her left and right arms. welcome to the gun show. you will see something more remarkable. right there in the room with her looking out over her well-toned left shoulder is president obama thomas jefferson. by picking this back drop, the first lady also brought into the room another part of white house history where women like her were treated like property instead of people. there she stands on the other end of that timeline, a living rebuke to that history, her body, her personhood, possessed by no one but herself. more than any of the other women that have held the title be
including the duchess of cambridge and first lady michelle obama, making it fashionable to recycle outfits. we'll tell you about the message it's sending to the rest of the world. >> i'll fess up, i wore this suit six weeks ago. all right we've dealt with it. and we'll introduce you to a true wonder dog. a poodle mix who was rescued from a trash heap, blind, and ver sick, thanks to some loving rescuers now she's doing great and she is an internet sensation. i watched this piece on youtube earlier today and it brings tears to your eyes. >> it does. that sweet little face. >> it's a great, great ending. >> we begin this morning with the scandal that cost cia director david petraeus his job. kristen welker is in our washington bureau with more. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, erica. this stunning news comes on the heels of the president's triumphant re-election. cia director david petraeus is a retired four-star general who led combat forces in iraq and afghanistan and was considered one of the top leaders of his generation. sources on the hill and at the white house say his re
his wife. she's obviously a great source of personal strength to him. >> michelle obama's role has been to keep him grounded. to make sure his ego isn't a macy's float that takes off. >> she keeps me straight every single day. she is the best mom in the world. and she's cute. >> the president has called you the best mom in the world. he says the girls are grounded and great. but no kid is effect. so when the time calls for it, which one of you plays the heavy? >> this is the thing i like about barack. he is not the happy dad. he is very good at reinforcing the rules and boundaries that we set. we never get into that, but dad said -- we're very good at not letting the kids play off of us. >> but clearly on the court, the girls listen closely to what dad says. you coach your daughter's basketball team. >> there you go. that's sasha's team, the vipers. this has been so much fun. i don't coach them full time. i'm sort of like an assistant coach/adviser. >> so what does the president's own game say about his leadership style? >> he's a competitor. you know, sometimes you get a bad call.
of pressure comes along with being the president's daughter. michelle obama shared this story with jimmy kimmel. >> that was the instruction before he gave his speech at the dnc. we're back stage and they're playing around and they're laughing and they're giggling and he said just act like you're listening to me. so, the whole time i'm clapping and looking over at them and i'm like, smile, smile, they're like, okay. sasha and malia seem to be handling the spotlight just fine, but it wasn't so easy for those before them. george w. bush's daughter, jenna, was arrested for having alcohol as a minor. months later, she was charged with using a fake i.d. to purchase alcohol. and then there's chelsea clinton, whose father was impeached following his affair with monica lewinsky. >> the greatest memory of chelsea clinton is that scene of her walking across the lawn and taking her father's hand and her mother's hand and literally holding that marriage together. >> reporter: so much history at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. now sasha and malia's early years firmly part of it. >> amazing. when they walke
they probably can. i think it did have the effect, the election there, of sobering both sides. michele obama nearly lost and allen west did. [talking over each other] neil: you're right., for re move theals. ball, that will do. thank you very much, good night. our clients, so they can take the steps to help grow, preserve, and pass along their wealth. so their footsteps can help the next generation find their own path. all of us seing you. us bank you walk into a conventional mattress store, it's really not about you. we have so much technology in our store to really show the customers what's going on with their bodies. you can see a little more pressure in the shoulds and in the hips. ... now you can feel what happens as we raise your sleep mber setting and allow the bed to contour to your individual shape. oh, wow. that feels really good. atleep number we've created a collection of innovations dedicated to individualizing your comfort. around the innovate sleep number bed - a bed with dualair thnology that allows you to adjust to the exact comfort your body needs. each of your bodies. so w
or the first lady michelle obama. >> do you remember what somebody else wore at an event. >> oddly enough, i can't always remember what i wear, but i remember events by clothes. when i went to the janet jackson concert in 1984, i remember exactly what i wore. >> the new york aquarium sits right there on the beach, and a lot of heroic employees stood their ground and saved the fish there. >> erica, you're new here, but you should know that i'm the queen of practical jokes, and when you at least expect it, you will be the target of many, so there is a thing you've heard of, photobombing, now we have phone bombing. and we have this adorable wedding picture, 88 years in the ma making. and it's a bunch of fun things we will recap. >> and a heart warming story of survival. this abandoned dog has made a comeback. >> and we're going to talk about the current season of "the voice" with christina aguilera. >> first, we have a final check of weather. it's like if you miss this, you won't know anything for the rest of the day. >> yes, don't look up at the sky, it will just confuse you. we're looking at
's obviously a great source of personal strength to him. >> michelle obama's role has been to keep him grounded. to make sure his ego isn't a macy's float that takes off. >> she keeps me straight every single day. she is the best mom in the world. and she's cute. >> the president has called you the best mom in the world. he says the girls are grounded and great. but no kid is perfect. >> no. >> so when the time calls for it, which one of you plays the heavy? >> you know, this is the thing i like about barack. he's not like the happy dad, you know. he's very good at reinforcing the rules and boundaries that we set. we never get into that, but dad said -- you know, we're very good, you know, at not letting the kids play off of us. >> but clearly on the court, the girls listen closely to what dad says. you coach your daughter's basketball team. >> there you go. that's sasha's team, the vipers. this has been so much fun. i don't coach them full time. i'm sort of like an assistant coach/adviser. >> so what does the president's own game say about his leadership style? >> he's a competitor. you know,
. and today first lady michelle obama and first dog bo unveiled the white house christmas decoration. it feels so much like christmas, it's snowing in the studio. but wouldn't really be able to say 'tis the season without the return of another holiday tradition. that's right. i'm talking about the right wing media's annual war on christmas outrage. you can hear their angelic voices already. >> what the heck is going on with christmas in rhode island? >> now, this is insane, of course. there's no reason to mess around with the word christmas? >> christmas doesn't need to be attacked. >> it was made a holiday to honor jesus christ. it's unbelievable to me that we try to cover that up. >> oh, yes. they are horrified that rhode island's governor almost didn't have a tree lighting ceremony. and can you believe they called official state tree a holiday tree? just like egg nog, mistletoe. >> i think it's part of the secular agenda to get christianity and judiasim out of the square. >> just this week, santa was thrown out of a cancer center. >> the war of christmas is back under way. >> we'll have chr
like christmas at the white house. earlier this week first lady michelle obama officially unveiled this year's christmas decorations, including 54 christmas trees. but another member of the family seems to have had the final inspection. ♪ ♪ >> one decoration really caught bo's eyes. ♪ >> you've got to get him, bo. folks, that's a washington standoff everyone can enjoy. nes. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus.
consumers want. neil: thank you, scott. there was a very loud badg bangn our sdio, that are not michelle obama saying, what did you just say about the bacon burger, thank you, scott. >> thank you, neil. neil: devil could be in details, what if i told you, sticking to some that just removes, credits and allowance and deduction could costepublicans more and the rich a lot more. just sticking to what seems like a good headline after this. neil: i've been looking at this whole, are republicans caving or not? the president is insisting that taxes be raised on the rich, y heard speaker boehner say, all right i'm open to revenue, ii, ie, tax incases on the rich. he is where it gets tricky, it would remove a lot of very popular deductions, maybe limit them for upper income folks. but there is a possible that's republicans might e up having the rich pay more, by so torpedoing allowances and special breaks they wou pay more than they would if the top rate back up to 36% under bill clinton. americans for tax reform dictor maddi doppler, and steve moore. mahdi, that is my fear here. that because the
is the charm, right? the dress michelle obama wore on election night, maybe you recognized it. it's one she's worn twice in the past at a military event in 2010 and first to a holiday party in '09. a source told "people" magazine she was so busy with the campaign, she had no time to think about an outfit for that evening. she reportedly decided to pick that at the last minute. it was a fifth place finish for roseanne barr. no joke here, the comedienne finished fifth in the presidential election, getting 49,000 votes. >>> on the funny side of things, nbc news anchor brian williams sat down with funny man david letterman to talk about the election in a serious way. >> this was a campaign targeting really specifically targeting reading the census, going after a demographic, the engine room in chicago with all these mass whizes deciding how do we win this thing? they went after specific groups, counties, neighborhoods, precinct captains. this was math. it was ground game. >> last night, though, south park had a different explanation for how the president won the election. voter fraud. and eric
, michelle obama, senior adviser valerie jarrett has put a far left agenda and will continue to do so. stuart: i don't think he needs to compromise. he got the political clout and moral authority. stuart: charles: he might have lost the popular vote. even though -- stuart: it was 50-48 popular vote. he won. charles: we still have florida. 5748 popular vote? very close. not overwhelming mandate to go out and do whatever he wants but the point i was going to ask, you talked about his legacy is his legacy more important as a president or as a hero to the left? if he becomes a lame-duck president early on because going over the fiscal cliff, i am still a hero to my core or does he care more about being a hero with respect to other presidents in history? >> i see him like woodrow wilson in his second term. woodrow wilson went out and stumped the country for the league of nations. i think barack obama is going to stomp the country for his agenda. i think he is going to have as much luck as woodrow wilson did which was zero. stuart: he is a hero to left. [talking over each other] >> given his charac
the reception. and here's a great perk about being first lady. michelle obama didn't want to wait until january to watch the third season of "downton abbey" so it sent dvds to the white house. the three of us are -- with hands on hips, where's ours? where's ours? >> if you read only one thing this morning, today's must read is courtesy of the national constitution center, which argues in a fascinating article why the petraeus affair has nothing on the nation's first sex scandal, hint, it included a duel and it's up on our facebook page alt facebook/jansingco. borm the naturally sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial. ♪ it's all that sweet ever needs to be. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searc
, it's gametime. we don't get another chance tomorrow. >> and michelle obama's name -- make sure you vote. get people out to the polls. this is literally going down to the wire. >> further complicating things. in new jersey, they extended the voting deadline and you can vote online because of the storm damage. , wet of the votes ,w won't know when they are tallied. new jersey is not competitive. if it is close -- there may be a recount or legal challenges. i worry about a 50-50 country. people are really empassioned about the election. they may not see specificity in the next four years but i wonder, if it is close, people will get fired up. >> one side or the other will argue about legitimacy. it.oth sides -- you've seen and for seaside viewers -- there is the debate about if all the public polls are wrong, the think obama will win, the polls look better for him than mitt romney. a lot of conservatives say the polls are manipulated. i tried to find where the preponderance of the polls were wrong. this is not mean that you cannot have this unexplained and undetectable surge among the
the democratic national convention in charlotte, but michelle obama spent time there. this race is pretty interesting. when you look at some of the exit polling you're seeing the president do very well among women. i think it was 52% we had in the smaller samples of the state, exit polls there. and we're looking at church attendance, where mitt romney is doing a little better than the president. >> brown: but this was the question, stu, for the president, to hold this coalition, the expanding the vote he was able to do in 2008 nay place like north carolina. and as we were hearing from mark and david earlier, in virginia and other places. >> right. in north carolina, with 60%, he has a fighting chance. i think most of us thought he would be a slight underdog, winning by opinion 3% when he was the insurgent candidate, change candidate, it looked more difficult. but north carolina is really interesting. the president won it it last time. it's a close race now. yet, today, the-- voters in north carolina have elected a republican as governor, pat mccrorp. and two years ago, republicans sweeppe
for sure and michelle obama. >> michelle, i have never loved you more, i have never been prouder that watch the rest of america fall in love with you too, as our nation's first lady. [ cheers and applause ] >> bill: a great moment there. the president saying last night listen i have not maybe been the perfect president. he always says that, but i was listening to what you wanted me to do and i tried to do my best. >> obama: whether i earned our vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you and you've made me a better president. >> bill: and just jump in here to the very final words. this is the president his last campaign event of his career. >> obama: we are and forever will be the united states of america and together with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward you and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you america. god bless you. [ cheers and applause ] >> bill: very great moment last night. peter, some important senate races, too. democrats had a good night in the u.s. senate. >> democrats had a gre
-elected. >> reporter: he and first lady michelle obama rejoiced with the vice president and his wife and other friends and family. the president, giving a special thank you to the first lady. >> and i wouldn't be the man i am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago. [ cheers and applause ] let me say this publicly. michelle, i have never loved you more. i have never been prouder to watch the rest of america fall in love with you, too, as our nation's first lady. >> reporter: the president tweeted to his supporters, we're all in this together. that's how we campaigned. and that's who we are. crowds rejoiced in times square. outside the white house. in chicago. but not so much at the headquarters for mitt romney in boston, where bystanders said, you could hear a pin drop, as the networks called the election for president obama. reports last night that governor romney was so confident in his victory, he had only written one speech beforehand, a victory speech. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. [ cheers and app
girls are keeping it real. and my guess is, it won't be long before malia is raiding michelle obama's closet. she's right there. >> i was much taller than my brother. so i did, like, hand-many-ups. >> that's hard for your brother. >> that just goes back to you being freakishly tall. >>> we have cute overload today for everyone out there. it's friday, after all. we have the exclusive, first look, at boo the world's cutest dog's latest adventure. it's a holiday film. in the movie, he's joined by his brother, his brother, buddy, as they tell santa what they want for the holiday. they exchange gifts. and boo gets a brush for that coat of his. and boo gives buddy a copy of his book. that's really generous. then, the pair, big surprise, they get their own boo mobile from santa. check it. there's the brush. i guess, this is the book. yep. >> video was a little behind on this one, lara. >> i was trying to rush. we had timing issues. and then, there's the big present. go ahead, open it, guys. they're very excited. here it comes. there's the tree. oh. there's the boo mobile. you can see more
her own laundry. lots of pressure comes along with being the president's daughter. michelle obama shared this story with jimmy kimmel. >> that was the instruction before he gave the speech at the dnc. we're backstage and they're playing around and laughing and giggling and he said just act like you're listening to me. so the whole time i'm clapping and looking over at them and i'm like smile. smile. they're like oh, okay. >> reporter: sasha and malia seem to be handling the spotlight just fine. but it wasn't so easy for those before them. george w. bush's daughter jenna was arrested for having alcohol as a minor. months later, she was charged with using a fake id to purchase alcohol. and then there's chelsea clinton whose father was impeached following his affair with monica lewinsky. >> the greatest memory of chelsea clinton is that scene of her walking across the lawn and taking her father's hand and her mother's hand and literally holding that marriage together. >> reporter: so much history at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. now sasha and malia's early years firmly part of it. not so
first lady. michelle obama is such a big fan of the hit pbs series abby that her office asked for an advance copy of the upcoming season of the program and got from the producer from the united kingdom. the show's third season is currently airing over there in great britain but it doesn't air here in the u.s. until january. the hill reports the producers were more than happy to send mrs. obama dvds of the current season so long as she would not spoil the episodes for the rest of the entire country. >> bill: you have to have friends over to the white house to watch it. >> it could start spreading. joe biden had a cool meeting yesterday. the vice president got together with bono, lead singer of the rock band u2. they talked about global development, a.i.d.s. and fighting poverty. he's is in town for several meetings. >> bill: the reporters, i was at the briefing yesterday reporters went bonkers because suddenly there were rumors that bono was walking out of the west wing and people flew out of the briefing room
, coming up next, in the fiscal cliff talks. i first want to let you know that first lady michelle obama will be presented with the official white house christmas tree today. it is a 19-foot fur from jefferson, south carolina that this month.ed they have been presenting the official white house christmas tree for display in the blue room each year since 1966. so that's a little history. coming up next, we will take a look at how the federal government is preparing for the so-called sequestration, the automatic spending cuts to defense and domestic spending. later, a discussion of reforming the u.s. postal service by the end of this year. the u.s. postal service lost $16 billion in the fiscal 2012. many are calling for this congress to do something to reform how the postal service works. those are our topics coming up next. we will be right back. >[video clip] >> what about the soviet union, khrushchev announced tomorrow that if we attack cuba that it's going to be nuclear war? >> this is such a serious thing that we will be uneasy and things happening. we've got to do something. >> all r
by first lady michelle obama. they included a massive gingerbread replica of the white house. >> that's gorgeous. >> complete, with an oversized version of bo. and bo is a recuring theme this year. there's also a massive life-sized replica of bo, with a string of lights hanging out of his mouth. i don't know if that's indicative of bo's personality. and there were 40 bo-flake ornaments all over the white house, hidden. i guess we don't have pictures of them. but trust me. they're adorable. and the first dog himself made an appearance at the festivities and quickly, became, of course, the center of attention. it is officially holiday time, once we see those decorations. >>> finally, everybody, more good news. seattle's woodland park zoo has its own holiday miracle. four newborn baby lion cubs. twice as nice because the typical litter is two cubs. the 3-week-olds just passed their first medical exams with flying colors. and there's two girls and two boys. not named yet. and we can't visit just yet. they're too little. that's "pop news." >>> we have a pop quiz for everybody. we asked, ho
and we were poor, let me tell you about our beginning and michelle obama saying we couldn't afford anything, ann romney saying i remember the first business. we didn't know that it would even succeed. and then they did all the television shows and there were certain shows, for example, like "the view" in which mitt romney did not want to appear because he said that he thought the participants were sharp-tongued. i don't know where he got that impression but mrs. romney did come on and both of them have been to the battleground states many times since the convention campaign. mrs. obama going 21 times, mrs. romney, 27 times they went to nevada, colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia and new hampshire and these are the ones who have been the surrogates with mrs. obama, no, my husband is not a cold fish. we have dinner every night with the kids. you should know him. you should see that smile. i love him. you should love him. mrs. romney who is very close to her husband in the strategy, she plays a bigger role than just being the wife of, she is the one who said, he is not a stiff m
michelle obama and other surrogates have been there, but it is quite remarkable it would be this close, unless there had been a lot going on under the surface and in mobilizing the obama voters that maybe we haven't been able to see. >> and by all other reports, gwen, it was a big republican year. the republicans returned the governorship. the democratic governor did not seek reelection. the republicans won the governorship. i think the republicans expected to pick up a couple of house see the, and yet this presidential race-- >> there had been a possibility and again we don't know who the win the election, there had been the thought that president obama would win the electoral and not the popular but with the closeness in state like north carolina, that seems less likely. >> woodruff: i'd like to see the colorado numbers if we can get those up in a few minute. we haven't seen where things stand right now. ray suarez in chicago with the obama campaign. ray displai you know, gwen, people have been filing in here all night and starting to pay very close attention to the returns coming in
since 1966. [instrumental of o christmas tree] ♪ >> first lady michelle obama, her daughters and their dog came out to watch the arrival. president obama was not on hand. he took advantage of the nice weather to play his first round of golf in several months. >> happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> i think we will take it. it is a go. it is good. we can have christmas now. well done. >> how does it look? >> it is gorgeous. it is perfect. we are going to take it. you all take care. >> here is some of what we have coming up for you today here on c-span. nobel laureate and burmese opposition leader aung san suu kyi excess the congressional gold medal, followed by another congressional gold medal ceremony with professional golfer arnold palmer. later, african-american photographers talk about the integrity of photojournalism. watch the history of the presidential appointment process at george mason university tonight at 9:00 eastern here on c-span. >> i can remember barack obama's speech in 2004. the democratic national convention, this dazzling speech that instantly makes him a nat
are due by noon tomorrow. >> we know all about michele obama's war on junk food but apparently her husband didn't get the memo. washington group called on president obama to stop eating fatty foods in public. the president is glamorizing eating junk food. and the group said all of the stops on the campaign trail and the president must kick the habit. >> we were growing up with popeye. >> steve: we don't eat spinach but just eat at pop eyes. maybe he eats it because he likes it. >> brian: popeye comes with added stress . you break out before you eat the meal . >> steve: thank you very much pop eye. five-days before the u.s. election . anything is happening and waiting for an october surprise and this probably would have been it if we had known about it one of our predator drones was fired upon by a couple of iranian fighter planes. they squeezed off two volleys of machine depun fire. first time iran has shot at our aircraft . but it is clearly an act of war. they were asked about it yesterday. curious timing before the election and we are finding out about after? >> it is before the electio
winners and there you have dr. jill biden and michelle obama as well. >> watch it on tv in the suite. go back to the hall in chicago right now. the crowd is getting very revved up. video of president obama on the screen. jake tapper, what else are you seeing? >> right now we have to say, they're clearly getting ready for the president to come out. remarks were put out the they are running as they have been for several hours now, these videos that have been a very popular part of the obama campaign. with supporters. they have been, running them. this of course is the famous fired up, ready to go speech, which president obama likes to tell at the end of his campaigns. he did it in 2008. he did, guess, last night in des moines, possible that was last night. last night in des moines he told the story about a little old lady at a campaign stop during desperate time for his campaign. and you hear president obama chanting, fired up, ready to go. the crowd very excited. a smaller cr eer crowd than we d to. >> president obama expected to come out. >> now, look at this. >> george, they're raising
broke a twitter record. this photo of the president hugging the first lady michelle obama is the most retweeted post ever. it was retweeted, get this, more than 4 million times. favorited more than a million times. the president tweeted four more years and attached the picture on his official twitter account after he won last night. >>> after getting battered by sandy, many new york and new jersey residents are being evacuated again. another big storm is headed right for them. we'll get the latest. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local
foot in his mouth. he can't fade with dignity off the stage. we're equal opportunity. we put michelle obama on there for her obesity program. people are still eating haagen-dazs. >> we need to do more. >> ryan lochte and bobby valentine. >> not a great year for lance. >> not a great year. >> so you also go through a lot of different things. you talk to marco rubio. went to iowa this past week. >> i actually did the interview with rubio in little havana. >> what do you think? >> i was going to ask you. i think he's a fascinating guy. modest. has all the right things. one thing that sticks out for me if he's really going to be a 2016 guy, he is like obama in many ways but he doesn't have the national profile yes. john, the question for you as well, what's rubio going to run on in 2016? >> i think he's got -- look, in this moment of republican rehabilitation and rethinking, they are looking for leaders and what happens over the course of the next couple of years, what role he plays, what profile, he's starting to push his own version of immigration reform. he'll get associated with sever
. police hauled two people away in handcuffs after a fight there broke out. this morning fist lady michelle obama was presented with this 19 foot frazier fur from jefferson, north carolina. it was selected back in october. the tree will be on display in the blue room. the national christmas tree association has presented the christmas tree every year since 1966. here's how jay leno says the obamas spent their thanksgiving. >>> today is a little quieter. here's what elz we are working on. protesters in egypt are outraged over president morsi's -- thousands now call him the new pharaoh. is the new president pulling away from democracy? ever wonder what it takes to load a plane before takeoff? how your bags get from point a to point b. we have an exclusive look at a flight pit crew. plus, they're booming with talent. hollywood baby boomers breaking the mold proving age is just a number. how the boomers are now also being called the me generation. this is the cnn newsroom, and it's all happening right now. an] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [
. and the official white house christmas tree has arrived here in washington. first lady michelle obama, she's on hand to welcome the tree along with daughters sasha, malia and there you see him there, the first dog, bo. >> it's beautiful. it's exactly what we need. we're going to take it. i think we're good. >> time to decorate that thing, i think. this year's tree is a 19-foot frazier fir from jefferson, north carolina. it will be on display throughout the holiday season in the white house blue room, a tradition that dates back to 1966. a pretty good tree. definitely one to put us in the holiday spirit if we weren't already, joe. >> absolutely. and they really decorate that tree too. it's just amazing what they do with it. people all over the country want to emulate it. >> it's going to be nice to see. and i saw they had the official man and the top hat and everything else. >> with the clydesdales. >> yeah. exactly. i'm getting a bit of the holiday bug between that and the shopping of course. >> of course. thanks so much, lisa sylvester. >>> rebel forces in syria seize control of desperate
lady michelle obama, she used the occasion today to thank military families. >> we're grateful for your sacrifice. we're grateful for your service. and that's really why we wanted to invite all of you here today, to say thank you. this is one big huge thank you. for me, to you all, thank you. we have found some wonderful ways to pay tribute to your service and sacrifice. as an important part of our holiday decorating efforts here at the white house. >> after some of the formalities, the first lady sat down with some of the children for holiday crafts and treats there at the white house. >>> let's talk powerball here. if you're checking in on the gigantic lottery, you're in luck. here is an update. it is getting even bigger. move over, $500 million. we're talking $550 million plus, grew by another $50 million in the last couple of hours. take a look at the long lines here. pictures out of louisiana, look at these people. back and forth, and back and forth. same pictures, really resonating across the country, mary snow, let me go to you. tell me where you are in how powerball fever, they
shadow senator. >> and the white house unveiled its 2012 christmas deckations yesterday. michelle obama welcoming military families to 1600 pennsylvania avenue to introduce this year's theme called joy to all. bo, the dog, a big part of this year's decorations and there is a massive gingerbread house that weighs about $300 pounds. 90,000 people will tour the white house decorations this season. >> you're kidding. >> maybe they'll get bo cookies as did some members of the press corps. they were coveting those. >> are they made from real dogs? >> not made from real bo. >> bill: you have to get there early to get the bo cookies. i always make a beeline and they're usually gone by the time i get there. so olivier what's going on with this lunch with president obama and mitt romney at the white house? do you think anything -- first of all i don't remember this being a tradition. is it? >> well, it is a little bit of a tradition. the atlantic has a wonderful slide show of photos of presidents and the people they beat.
't use the president there but they sent michelle obama there a lot, she was just there on monday and bill clinton was in north carolina as well. >> we must stress it's early in the evening and we're operating on early figures. but this could be the first real surprise of the evening, if the trend continues down there. >> pelley: the strength of the president in north carolina. >> yes. >> pelley: thank you, bob. let's have a quick look at the presidential race map as it stands just now. the red states we are projecting for mitt romney, the blue states for president obama. but as bob just said, it is early yet. cbs news coverage of election night, 2012, will continue? just a moment. >> pelley: breaking news, cbs news projects that president obama will carry the state of new jersey. and its 14 electoral votes. with that let's have a look at the presidential race map. mr. obama has 78 electoral votes, mitt romney 82 electoral votes at this early stage on the way to 270 needed to win. anthony mason has been looking at some of the swing states where we don't have enough information
parker? did you get an e-mail from michelle obama calling you friend? did you get a banner ad for a campaign when you were surfing the net? turns out you were targeted for these things by a sophisticated campaign technique called data mining, an effort to find out who individual voters are and how they'll respond to campaign messages. >> the goal is to come up with an individual level statistical prediction of your likelihood of supporting their candidate or of casting a ballot at all. >> then they target you for ads. the obama campaign is widely believed to have had the most sophisticated data mining operation central to his election victory this year. getting people out to vote who might not have otherwise. "time" magazine profiled it with a picture of the data crunchers working in a room called the cave. analysts say campaigns do this by going to commercial data warehouses which compile information on your buying habits, like what magazines you subscribe to. maybe information on where and how you like to travel. campaigns cross reference that with demographic information li
, because she didn't want to clean it up. >>> first lady michelle obama is showing off the christmas decorations at the white house to a bunch of war veterans and families and things, and it's always cool. they are showing off a 300-pound gingerbread replica of the white house, there's bo the dog. look at that. >> amazing what they do. >> main attraction, of course, is the white house christmas tree. that thing is 18 1/2 feet high and is decorated by the children of military families. >> that's so nice. i would not want to be the first family during the christmas season. they have receptions every night and all they do is smile and shake hands and take pictures. >> everyone wants to get there to see them. >> it is beautiful, drop-dead gorgeous. >>> with all the christmas parties and things coming up, which party character are you? pretend you're at an office party. this might be a good way to figure it out. are you this person, the peek too sooner? you're the one that helps round the troops up, promise so much fun, then half hour into the party, you're trashed. you're that one totall
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